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Billy Pierce

Billy Pierce

Walter William Pierce is a former American professional baseball player. He was a Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher who played on three teams for 18 seasons, from 1945 through 1964. He was considered to be one of the best pitchers in the 1950s. On June 27, 1958, he came within one batter of becoming the first left-hander in 78 years to throw a perfect game. He was a Major League All-Star seven times. He received the The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year Award for 1956 and 1957. Pierce was one of the major participants in the rivalry between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees, especially his left-handed pitching matchups with left handed starting pitcher ... more on Wikipedia

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